60% of Cybersecurity Professionals Lack Confidence in Secure Cloud Access

Cloud adoption has been increasing rapidly these past few years, with many organizations switching to this method of data storage because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up reducing server costs and the like. However, a recent study called the Global Study on Zero Trust Security for the Cloud conducted by the Ponemon Institute suggests that these organizations aren’t doing enough to provide the requisite security for their cloud based data.

This study involved a survey of around 1,500 professionals who work in the field of IT and cybersecurity, and with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that 60% of them said that they weren’t confident in the security of cloud access. There are some key problems that are preventing organizations from properly securing their cloud data, with 48% saying that monitoring the network was a prime challenge.

45% of organizations also stated that they lacked in house experts who can aid them in developing the right security protocols. 38% cited an increase in the number of attack vectors that they need to prepare for as well, with 62% of all organizations who participated in this survey stating that normal security solutions that involve perimeter controls are no longer viable with all things having been considered and taken into account.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, zero trust networks can provide an adequate solution to many of these issues. According to this survey, 65% of respondents said that their IT team became more productive after using ZTNA, with 58% saying the same about DevOps. 61% also said that zero trust network access provided more secure identity authentication.

Adopting zero trust protocols can help secure cloud based data for organizations without requiring an expensive investment. It will be intriguing to see if this advice is followed, since the recent and incessant rise in cyberattacks is something that should be treated with a lot of urgency although most organizations are slow to respond to such situations in many cases.

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